Friday, December 11, 2009

2009 miss world: Priyanka Chopra flies to Johannesburg

Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra will be joining the ‘Miss World’ pageant nine years after winning the title – this time not as a participant. The actress is flying to Johannesburg to judge the final round of this year’s Miss World contest to be held in the glittery evening of December 12th, 2009.

Visibly elated to be at the contest again, Priyanka said, “When Julia Morley, who is in charge of the beauty pageant, invited me to be a judge, I was ecstatic. There I was a teenager all those years ago, nervous as hell on the same platform. Now I’m going in a totally different capacity.”

Her professional life also saw a high mark this year with considerable appreciation for her role as the leading actress of Bollywood film ‘Kaminey’. Talking to a news daily, she said, “This was a good year and hopefully 2010 will be as good, if not better.”

For now, the busy actor has managed her schedules to be at the leading beauty contest, which is going to be a two-hour event at Gallagher Convention Centre. The current Miss World, Russia`s Ksenia Sukhinova, will crown one of the 112 hopefuls, which include Pooja Chopra, the winner of Femina Miss India World 2009.